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Confronting the new normal: World Bank launches PIK climate report

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24/11/2014

Weather extremes such as heat waves that up to now were highly unusual are likely to become the new normal, according to a report by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) now launched by the World Bank. Climate Change impacts are already being felt today and will grow even if warming is limited below 2 degrees. However, with unabated warming of probably 4 degrees within our ...

Rise and Shine: Haiti’s Bright Energy Future

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25/11/2014

Haiti’s electricity sector stands at a crossroads. Haiti depends on imported petroleum for 85% of its electricity generation, diverting 7 percent of its annual gross domestic product to importing fuel. Still, only 25% of the Haitian population has regular access toelectricity, bringing barriers to advances in economic opportunity, health, education, and social equality. Yet, according to ...

Obama pledge gets dollars flowing into climate fund

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22/11/2014

It’s been quite a week for those waiting for some action on climate change. After US President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping announced radical plans to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions, Obama then called on nations at the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, to agree to a new deal on climate. And when he backed that up by pledging US$3 billion to the Green Climate Fund ...

5 Biggest Noise At Work Mistakes

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24/11/2014

You’ve been told you have to complete a Noise At Work Risk Assessment. There’s all the Regulations for you to read through. A plethora of potential instruments to choose from. Endless choices to make. And all that’s before you even start measuring noise. How do you do it, avoid all the common mistakes and comply with the Regulations? What if I told you there was an easier ...

New Climate Normal Poses Severe Risks to Development

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25/11/2014

The impact of Climate Change may now be unavoidable because the Earth’s atmospheric system is locked into warming close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels by mid-century, according to a new report by the World Bank Group which announces major adverse impacts. As the planet warms further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever, would ...

INEOS moves to become biggest player in the UK Shale Gas Industry

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21/11/2014

INEOS has today announced it is planning to invest $1 billion in UK Shale gas exploration and appraisal. If INEOS wins all the Shale gas licenses it has applied for, INEOS will be the biggest player in the UK Shale gas industry. The vast majority of the licenses sought by INEOS are in locations which have either a mining or industrial heritage. INEOS has uniquely guaranteed to give local ...

What’s wrong with the circular economy?

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24/11/2014

Companies with circular economy business models currently struggle to raise investment because investors are generally unfamiliar with the concept of the circular economy According to research to be published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the lack of information about financial risk is a key reason why investors are hesitant to invest in companies following this business model.. Beate ...

Find solutions at the world`s largest water utility conference, AWWA`s ACE15 registration is open

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21/11/2014

Attendee registration is now open for the American Water Works Association’s 2015 Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE15). The event, which will be co-hosted with the AWWA California/Nevada Section, will be held June 7 – 10, 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. AWWA is the world’s largest water utility organization, and ACE15 is expected to draw more than 12,000 global water professionals ...

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